Mining in the Borinage

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A film scene in Misère au Borinage (1934) shows a coal mine in Borinage, Belgium.  Vincent worked as a lay pastor with some of the miners in this region of Europe. 

It was also here that Vincent first began to create art as he drew miners and their poor living conditions.

Media Credits

Misère au Borinage, by Joris Ivens, is a 34-minute silent film in black and white.  Image online, courtesy University of Seville (a Spanish-language website) and its illustrated biography of Vincent van Gogh.



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